Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Admiral Farragut Eager to Return to Duty, But....

DECEMBER 23RD, 1863: Rear Admiral Farragut wrote Sec. Welles from the New York Navy Yard that his flagship, the USS Hartford, which had accompanied him from the Gulf of Mexico was again ready for service after overhaul, but that he did not have enough sailors to do so. //// Farragut was anxious to return to action and wondered if the men might be obtained in Boston and other ports in the northeast. ////

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